Are you going to spend the weekend indulging in some festive foods that you can’t resist? I have the right drink for you. It’s the classic go-to White Russian have an amazing drink that will surely tempt you, featuring our Spring Vodka that will definitely start your night!
The White Russian was first mixed sometime during the 1950s, but its popularity skyrocketed in the 1990s after the movie The Big Lebowski.
The cult classic features the White Russian as the main character’s drink of choice, and the “Dude” helped to renew interest in this sweet and creamy cocktail.
Make one in a few easy steps
1. Plenty of ice: First, fill a double rock glass with ice. No, really – make sure the glass is nearly overflowing with ice. The more ice, the colder the drink will be and the less dilution you’ll have.
This is especially important because we’re going to build this cocktail in the glass, rather than shaking or stirring and then straining cold liquid over ice.
2. Measure and pour: Measure 1.5 – 2 ounces of vodka and 1 ounce of coffee liqueur and pour each over the ice. Stir with a bar spoon to chill. Now, carefully pour .5 to 1 ounce of cream on top. Some prefer less cream, and some like more.
3. Float the cream, if you like: If you pour gently, from just above the drink, you’ll notice that the cream tends to cascade into the liquid and then sort of bounce back up to the surface.
This is the “float” of cream that makes a layered White Russian look so pretty. Finally, I like to stir the drink well to ensure that it’s very cold and well-mixed before drinking.
The earliest printed White Russian recipe calls for equal parts vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream, but modern takes on the recipe usually lean a little heavier on the vodka.
You can even make your coffee liqueur! Or an even easier option, make your coffee with simple syrup. Combine equal parts brewed hot coffee and sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar, then let cool to room temp before using in a White Russian or other drink recipes.
What’s the best vodka for a White Russian?
The best vodka for any vodka cocktail is one that’s high quality with a clean, neutral taste. Vodka’s strength is its neutrality, making it a very versatile fortifying ingredient.
Therefore you should try our Spring Vodka, a drink you can definitely enjoy and remember.